Sonya Singh

Sonya Singh

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Toronto, Ontario

Best Selling Author | Producer | Tv And Film Writer

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SONYA SINGH BIOGRAPHY

Sonya Singh is a best-selling debut Fiction and Romance author, producer, caregiver, and storyteller who is a former entertainment reporter turned communications professional and PR expert. She has followed her dream of telling stories in front of the camera and now behind the scenes.

After a breakup, it is common to seek comfort and amusement in romantic comedies. However, when Sonya Singh couldn’t find a movie that portrayed her South Asian heritage, she took it upon herself to write one. On April 5, 2022, Singh released her first novel “Sari not Sari,” which has since garnered high praise and recognition in the industry. Sonya Singh is now set to write the first South Asian Hallmark holiday movie, and her success is just the beginning of her promising career. She is making history as the Hallmark Channel’s first female South Asian screenwriter.

Even in the context of a light, breezy read, Singh is deeply committed to creating nuanced, South Asian characters that combat stereotypes while emphasizing the importance of being proud of culture and differences. Sonya Singh’s writing style is known for its vivid descriptions and relatable characters.

Sonya Singh has been able to inspire a generation of voiceless immigrants to tell their stories by writing about the experiences of the Canadian South Asian diaspora. Sonya Singh is a talented writer whose work resonates with a diverse range of readers, making her one of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary authors.

Sonya Singh has outstanding communication skills and is highly effective in assisting with corporate branding and messaging scenarios with her speaking skills. She has worked extremely well at a senior leadership level and is an absolute professional to work with.

In her corporate experience, Sonya Singh pushed boundaries with her innovative and creative thinking, using her wealth of experience to create and implement highly strategic marketing and communication plans. She is resourceful, focused, passionate in her work, and a fantastic mentor. Sonya Singh is a knowledgeable, conscientious and kind professional that always puts her clients first. She is well-known in the industry, and well-respected by her peers and clients.

Books

Sari, Not Sari
Sari, Not Sari
This delightful debut rom-com follows the adventures of a woman trying to connect with her South Asian roots and introduces readers to a memorable cast of characters in a veritable feast of food, family traditions, and fun. Manny Dogra is the beautiful young CEO of Breakup, a highly successful...
The Breakup Expert
The Breakup Expert
Manny is a high-flying CEO who runs a company that specializes in other people’s breakups. Happily engaged and often featured in the media she appears to have it all. But when she is photoshopped to look less Asian and her fiancé decries he doesn’t “see race” she decides it’s time to...

Articles & Media

Women Reading Women: Sonya Singh

Carol Shields Prize for Fiction

onya Singh is a former entertainment reporter turned PR wizard who has followed her dream of telling stories in front of the camera and now behind the scenes. Her debut novel, Sari, Not Sari is an ode to her own personal dating experiences, during which she honed the art of writing the perfect break-up email/text.
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Sonya Singh, author of Sari, Not Sari

Rakuten Kobo

Sonya Singh is a former entertainment reporter turned communications professional who has followed her dream of telling stories in front of the camera and now behind the scenes. Her debut novel, Sari, Not Sari, is an ode to her own personal dating experiences, during which she honed the art of writing the perfect break-up email/text. Sonya lives in Toronto, Canada.
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Sonya Singh couldn’t find a romance novel to comfort her after a breakup — so she wrote her own

Toronto Star

When Sonya Singh was in the midst of a breakup, she searched for comfort in the form of books, TV and movies — content that wraps you in a safe cocoon, allowing your feelings to spill out. She was looking for a great love story and breakup survival guide that she could relate to, that could provide a balm for her wounds. But as a South Asian Canadian woman approaching her 40s, she found nothing.
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MEET SONYA SINGH – BREAKOUT AUTHOR OF THE HOT NEW RELEASE: SARI NOT SARI

Notable Life

Post breakup, seeking solace and a good laugh in a rom-com is par-for-the-course. So when former entertainment reporter and communications professional, Sonya Singh, couldn’t find anything that represented her South Asian background, she decided she would roll up her sleeves and write her own. Fast foward to April 5, 2022, Singh releases her debut novel “Sari not Sari” and the industry has been abuzz with accolades and praise ever since.
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Romance By The Book

Kayleigh Platz

Romance according to Sonya Singh
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Central Arkansas Library System

Ginger Young

Six Bridges Presents: Sonya Singh
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CTV Your Morning

Anne-Marie Mediwake

New rom-com novel ‘Sari not Sari’ | Your Morning
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Sonya Singh Topic Presentations

Sari Not Sari: Sonya Singh's Impactful Debut Novel and Its Nuanced Representation of South Asian Culture

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  • Sonya Singh’s debut novel, “Sari not Sari,” has made a significant impact on the literary world with its nuanced portrayal of South Asian culture. Singh’s vivid descriptions and relatable characters bring to life the struggles of the Canadian South Asian diaspora, challenging stereotypes and prejudices in the process. “Sari not Sari” has resonated with a diverse range of readers and has given a voice to those who have felt underrepresented in the media.

    Singh’s commitment to creating well-rounded South Asian characters has been celebrated by readers and critics alike. Her writing style is known for its ability to tackle difficult subjects while remaining entertaining and engaging. Singh’s debut novel has been hailed as a breath of fresh air in the literary world and has established her as a rising star in the industry.

The Power of Storytelling: Connecting Across Cultures and Creating Meaningful Change

Communicating With Impact: Sonya Singh's Tips for Building Strong Relationships

Leading With Empathy: Sonya Singh's Lessons Learned in the Entertainment Industry

Authenticity: the Key To Personal and Professional Success

Navigating Career Shifts: the Power of Adaptability and Resilience

Intersectionality: Understanding the Complexities of Identity and Diversity

Achieving Your Dreams: the Importance of Purposeful and Meaningful Work and Life

Breaking Barriers in Entertainment: the Rise of Sonya Singh, Hallmark Channel's First Female South Asian Screenwriter

Women's Empowerment: the Journey To Equality and Inclusion

Sonya Singh: Elevate Your Event

Testimonials

I have known Sonya for many years, and have worked very closely with her on numerous marketing and communication projects. Sonya has outstanding communication skills and is highly effective in assisting with corporate branding and messaging scenarios. She is constantly monitoring market and client feedback and assessing and assisting on an appropriate positive response when and if required. She has worked extremely well at a senior leadership level and is an absolute professional to work with. Sonya has become both a trusted business associate and a valued friend!

Sunil Sharma

Co-Founder
EVP Corp Development Highmark Interactive

I had the pleasure of reporting directly to Sonya in a communications and marketing role. She pushed boundaries with her innovative and creative thinking, using her wealth of experience to create and implement highly strategic marketing and communication plans. She is resourceful, focused, and passionate in her work. Sonya was a fantastic mentor! I learned a great deal of knowledge from Sonya, and if I had the chance to work with Sonya again, I absolutely would.

Janet Piercey

Founder
JP Communications

Sonya is a knowledgeable, conscientious and kind professional that always puts her clients first. She is well-known in the industry, and well-respected with her peers and clients. It was truly a pleasure working with her during a mass pandemic. She was integral to our business.

Michelle Hoad

Chief Executive Officer
Medical Laboratory Professionals'​ Association of Ontario

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Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Sonya Singh to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Sonya Singh for your event. As Sonya Singh's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization's behalf to try to help you get in touch with Sonya Singh and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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When SBC receives a request to book Sonya Singh we provide you with their speaker fees, travel costs and check their schedules. We work closely with the host organization's event planning team and the speaker to handle the logistics and to relay or negotiate associated costs. Our talented team members then will work with our talent directly or their agent/manager/assistant to confirm the Canadian speaker fee and travel expenses, so that event planning teams can receive an official quote for the speaker appearing at the event. Speaker fees and travel costs vary per speaker and our role is to contact Sonya Singh about your event, after we have connected with the event organizers to learn all the event details and/or conference program. Each booking request is unique since session durations and audience sizes can vary which may affect the speaker's fees. If you are looking to hire Sonya Singh, we recommend filling out the booking request form so a booking agent from Speakers Bureau Canada can get in touch with our talent to help you coordinate with your team to engage the speaker for a successful event.

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